Building Permits & Land Use Review

Office Closure and Online Services Unavailable
Community Planning and Development will be closed to in-person customers starting Thursday, June 16th at 12:00pm and all day Friday, June 17th.
Access to online Inspection Scheduling will be unavailable between Thursday, June 16th - Monday, June 20th at 8:00am. For more information, view the News Release.

The Permit Center

The Permit CenterPermit Center staff are available to help you through every step of the way, so that your construction experience in the City of Olympia is a positive one.

Olympia City Hall (2nd floor)
601 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501

Counter Hours
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(except City-recognized holidays)

Contact Us
Phone: 360.753.8314 (M-F, 8-5) Email:

What Do I Need?

Most construction projects in Olympia will require permits in order to ensure they meet local, State, and National building and safety regulations.

Certain types of projects must also first go through a Land Use (Site Plan) review process. If you are unsure what your project requires, start here: Walk Me Through...

Know what you need? You can:

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Common Questions and Helpful Resources